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Baltimore: Blaming the Victim and Other Forms of Perverse Manipulation

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

One would have to be deviously and pathetically dishonest to argue that race had "nothing" to do with the death of Gray, although that has been the perverse narrative echoed in many conservative circles on the political and cultural right.

Adult Helping Camp, OneKid OneWorld

Josh Bycel | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Josh Bycel

We can't tell you how therapeutic and freeing it is to show up to a school on a Friday morning and by Sunday afternoon see the whole place transformed into a clean, safe, inviting place for children to learn. Everyone working together towards one goal. One.

Good Grief: Rage Against the Machine

Brad Lamm | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Brad Lamm

What do we want to do right when we witness the world go sideways? So many of us dig deep and desire to respond, act and maybe even make a difference. I know, I get that more than many, as I work with families on the brink of crisis

We Are Injured In Nepal, But We Are Not Broken

Umanga Pandey | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Umanga Pandey

We, in Nepal today, are injured people. We have lost much. But not all. And to heal, we must get in touch with that portion of our lives that is not yet broken. In this, we have much to learn from the Haiti earthquake, where the largest aftershock came eight days after the main earthquake.

All in the Family

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kinship care has been found to help children maintain family, and oftentimes community, connections. There is strong evidence that children placed in kinship care experience greater stability, have fewer behavioral problems and are just as safe children in non-relative care.

Why You Should Pay It Forward

Maryann Gubala | Posted 06.29.2015 | College
Maryann Gubala

One way is to pay it forward or, in other words, commit random acts of kindness. Official Pay it Forward Day is April 30th this year, but random acts of kindness don't have to, nor should they be, limited to that one day.

Set Up to Fail: High Stakes Testing in Public Schools

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Stacey Steinberg

Imagine being a nine-year-old child. Picture yourself studying for a test, walking into class, feeling confident you prepared the best you could. How would you feel if after finishing the test you only understood half the questions? Would your confidence be shaken?

Courage in the Face of Fear: Remembering Sabeen Mahmud

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Pakistan lost a beloved, courageous leader last Friday night. If there is one thing that everyone who had the privilege of knowing Sabeen Mahmud understood, it is that above all else, she loved Pakistan and believed it was a country worth fighting for -- and, in her case, tragically, worth dying for.

Michael Eric Dyson-Cornel West Squabble: Nothing New to See Here

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

As a historian, I can attest to the fact that dissent among the black intellectual elite is nothing new. Indeed, writers, politicians, community activists, entertainers, professors, ministers and others have publicly sparred with one another for centuries.

Young and Entrepreneurial: EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals - 'Entrepreneurship is an Adventure'

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's through entrepreneurship, research, non-profit work, intrapreneurship or singing, dancing, writing or by just doing something innovative that impacts the lives of many people.

What if the Key to Job Creation is Baseball?

Mark Newberg | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Mark Newberg

With another baseball season underway, I've been reflecting on the revolution within the game. Since Michael Lewis' Moneyball hit the shelves, baseball analytics departments have become the "thing" in front offices all around the game.

Does God Make House Calls?

Don McNay | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Don McNay

The whole concept of miracles is something that I am still getting my arms around. I had major ones happen in my lifetime, but the first time I ever shared them in public was when I wrote the forward to Jim's book.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

Meet The Man Who Is Campaigning For A Solution To The Migrant Crisis In The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

Ten years ago, Tareke Brhane arrived on the shores of Italy after a perilous journey from his homeland across the Mediterranean. Now, he's on a missio...

5 Creative Ways for Businesses to Give Back

Molly Reynolds | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

Volunteering or giving money to a worthy cause is awesome on its own. But why not make it interesting?

The Secret to a Joyful Life

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

My daughter just turned 7. She loves life. Whether it's splashing in a fountain, painting her latest masterpiece, or reading for hours alone in her r...

The Key To Making Philanthropy Really Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact

Philanthropic investment firms succeed by empowering organizations that will really make a positive difference in the lives of others. Selecting the o...

Why I Became An Activist In The Movement Against Sexual Assault

Bendjhi Villiers | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Bendjhi Villiers

As a member of I.M.P.A.C.T (Intelligent Men Purposefully Accomplishing College Together), I take part in frequent discussions about violence against women and the role we play in the overall equation. I've readied myself to be able to step in and prevent assault from happening if the situation presents itself.

All's Well That Ends Well

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

I think that we are less likely to hold a grudge than most people, as this story might suggest. I can't think of many places in the world where the actors in such a dispute could end it so quickly, with a resolution that included a gesture of friendship and an apology.

One-Click Care

Hilary M. Cain | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary M. Cain

As a person who works in the technology field, I believe wholeheartedly in the potential of technology to solve some of society's greatest challenges.

Life Will Still Go On: Keep Moving Forward

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Over the past few weeks, millions of anxiety ridden, adrenaline-filled high school seniors have been receiving those "my life hangs in the balance" envelopes from various colleges and universities they have applied to.

Building Hope for Indonesian Children

Muhammad Yusuf Mulyana | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Muhammad Yusuf Mulyana

In Indonesia, there are big questions to be resolved surrounding early childhood education. Projects like Sanggarai are a great start, but only have momentary impact.

Generation X -- Talented, Adventurous, Innovative and Resilient

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Recently, I led a roundtable panel with several fellow Gen X scholars/professors at an academic conference entitled "Generation X Turns 50." The discussions were funny, lively, engaging, candid, inspirational and very informative. In short, we kept it real! It was a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant discussion.

Addressing Violence at its Roots: A Quest for Philanthropy

Maya Ziswiler | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Maya Ziswiler

We believe that philanthropy -- with its appetite for risk and flexible capital -- has a great opportunity to make significant headway towards breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence and reducing violence against children over the next couple of decades.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.07.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.